[PDF] Market facilitation : guidelines for children and young people's services

Institute of Public Care
Institute of Public Care
Publication date:
30 March 2012


Market facilitation is becoming an increasingly significant part of the commissioner’s role, and these guidelines are intended to help commissioners to consider:

  • the policy and practice behind the increasing emphasis on market facilitation
  • the activities involved in market facilitation
  • how local information and intelligence can be used to help create a market position statement and how that can help to facilitate a more constructive relationship between commissioners, providers and families.

The document focuses particularly on services concerned with early intervention and prevention for children, young people and families, but it is also applicable to all children’s and young people’s services markets.